Dr Elisabeth Gillies, GP Irnham Lodge and GP Educator, Mrs Susan Baines, Community Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Margaret’s Hospice and Dr Charlie Davis, Somerset Partnership, Consultant in Palliative Medicine have kindly produced the following podcasts:
“Palliating Poppy”, these were created in March 2016 and are between 13-18 minutes and attempt to cover:
- Introduction to palliative care: What is it? Who is it for? When does specialist palliative care (SPC) need to commence? How does it try to address the whole person? Does it actually work compared to continued attempts at cure? Cure vs healing.
- Pain management: opioids, WHO step-wise approach, route of delivery, side effects, risks/treatment of bowel obstruction, what to do if your initial approach does not work, coping with pain (patient and family), total pain.
- Resuscitation: Tracey case, legal and ethical principles, ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’, expectations, escalation plans, conversation structure, some golden cues and phrases.
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WES Interactive Handbook (Wessex Guidelines - "little green book")
Care of dying adults in the last days of life – NICE guidance
Judicial review brought by Mr Tracey - link
Improving people’s experience of care in the last few days and hours of life - link